News Update!!: Las Vegas, NV: Remembering the victims of the deadly shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

News Update!!: Las Vegas, NV: Remembering the victims of the deadly shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

We are learning of the names and the lives of the victims of the deadly shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival, near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino along the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas, Nevada that happened on Sunday, October 1st, 2017.

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(All names and ages confirmed by Clark County Coroner’s Office)

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  • Hannah Lassette Ahlers
  • 34 Years Old
  • Murrieta, California

Hannah Ahlers was part of a tightknit community of skydivers and enjoyed the outdoors.

Hannah Ahlers savored spending weekends lounging by the pool with friends and family.

Hannah Ahlers studied at Crafton Hills College and went to Redlands East Valley High School.

Hannah Ahlers is survived by her husband of 16 years, Brian, and three children.

 

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  • Heather Lorraine (Warino) Alvarado
  • 35 Years Old
  • Cedar City, Utah

Heather Alvarado was a mother of 3 and the wife of a firefighter,

Heather Alvarado was someone who liked to see the good in others.

Alvarado enjoyed going on vacations and spending time outdoors with her husband, Albert, and their children.

Albert Alvarado is a firefighter in Cedar City, Utah, where the family lives.

The Cedar City Fire Department is selling cookbooks to raise money to help support the family.

 

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  • Dorene Anderson
  • 49 Years Old
  • Anchorage, Alaska

Dorene Anderson was a hockey booster in Anchorage, Alaska and a self-described “stay-at-home wife and mother.”

Dorene Anderson had served as treasurer of the Cowbell Crew, a nonprofit organization based in Anchorage that supports local hockey teams.

Dorene Anderson attended Tigard High School in Tigard, Oregon.

 

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  • Carrie Rae Barnette
  • 34 Years Old
  • Riverside, California

Carrie Barnette was the oldest of three children, and family was her priority.

Carrie Barnette had worked at Disneyland for 11 years in food services and loved it there.

Carrie Barnette was vivacious, caring, funny, sweet, energetic, creative, loyal, thoughtful, giving and full of life.

Carrie Barnette was celebrating a friend’s 30th birthday at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada when she was shot in the chest and died before reaching the hospital.

 

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  • Jack Reginald Beaton
  • 54 Years Old
  • Bakersfield, California

Jack Beaton and his wife, Laurie, had been with friends celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary, which fell on Sunday, the final day of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to Laurie’s father Jerry Cook, when the shooting began. Jack Beaton tried to shield his wife with his body, reportedly getting on top of Laurie to protect her and as he laid on top of her, Jack said, ‘Laurie, I love you’ as Laurie said, ‘I love you too,’ and he got hit.”

Laurie Beaton did not learn until Monday afternoon that her husband had been identified among the casualties.

Jack Beaton worked in construction and and Laurie worked in human resources at an energy company.

Their lives centered around their children, watching their daughter cheerleading or taking their son dirt-bike riding in Bakersfield, California.

 

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  • Stephen “Steve” Richard Berger
  • 44 Years Old
  • Shorewood, Minnesota

Stephen Richard Berger worked as a financial adviser at EFS Advisors, which has offices in Cambridge and Minnetonka.

Stephen Richard Berger was the father of 3 children.

 

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  • Candice Ryan Bowers
  • 40 Years Old
  • Garden Grove, California

Candice Bowers overcame many challenges in her life, including the passing of her mother when she was a young girl and raising 2 children as a single mother.

Candice Bowers took in the woman’s baby and officially adopted her in May.

Candice Bowers’ family say the act of kindness showed the woman’s character, always placing the needs of others above her own.

Candice Bowers worked as a waitress at Mimi’s Cafe, had a wide circle of friends and enjoyed spending time with her children, 16 year old Katie, 20 year old Kurtis, and the recently adopted Ariel, 2.

Candice Bowers loved country music and spending time outdoors, so a trip with a girlfriend to the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

The football team at Pacifica High School, which Candice Bowers attends, plans to wear decals on their helmets honoring Bowers during their next game.

The Posse Bar in Westminster, where Candice Bowers socialized, is holding a fundraiser Oct. 21.

A fundraising website for Candice Bowers’ memorial costs and children had raised more than $30,000 by Wednesday afternoon.

 

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  • Denise Burditus
  • 50 Years Old
  • Martinsburg, West Virginia

Denise Burditus loved to travel, was a Seattle Seahawks fan, and spend time with their grandchildren.

Denise Burditus moved to West Virginia after her husband retired from the United States Army in 2014.

Her husband was stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord twice, and both times Burditus worked for Heritage Bank.

Denise Burditus eventually became manager at the Olympia branch.

Cindy Huntley, Heritage Bank Executive Vice President of Retail Banking, said “Denise was amazing.”

 

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  • Sandra ‘Sandy’ Casey
  • 34 Years Old
  • Manhattan Beach, California

Sandra Casey was a special education teacher at Manhattan Beach Middle School for 9 years.

In a statement, the Manhattan Beach Unified School District said, “She is loved by students and colleagues alike and will be remembered for her sense of humor, her passion for her work, her devotion to her students, and her commitment to continuing her own learning and to taking on whatever new projects came her way. She has made a tremendous difference in the lives of her students and their families, many of whom worked with her over multiple years.”

The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is offering counseling for students and staff.

In a statement, the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Supt. Michael Matthews said, “We lost a spectacular teacher who devoted her life to helping some of our most needy students.”

 

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  • Andrea Lee Anna Castilla
  • 28 Years Old
  • Orange, California

Andrea Castilla was at the concert celebrating her 28th birthday.

Andrea Castilla graduated from Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, California in 2007.

Andrea Castilla attended Cypress College and worked the past two years at Sephora in Huntington Beach as a beauty advisor.

In a statement, Sephora Americas chief executive Calvin McDonald said, “All of us at Sephora are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of Andrea Castilla, She was a beloved employee, known to her colleagues in Huntington Beach for her vibrancy, liveliness, caring and consideration of others. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Andrea’s family, and we send our condolences to the loved ones of all of the victims in this terrible, senseless tragedy.”

 

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  • Denise Cohen
  • 58 Years Old
  • Carpinteria, California

Denise Cohen leaves behind 2 sons in their 30’s.

Denise Cohen, was born in the Bay Area and had lived in Santa Barbara County, California for the last 10 years, working as a property manager.

 

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  • Austin William Davis
  • 29 Years Old
  • Riverside, California

Austin Davis was a proud union man, a pipefitter for UA Local 364, which covers San Bernardino and Riverside counties, along with Edwards Air Force Base.

In May 2015, Austin Davis became a journeyman pipefitter after years of training.

Austin Davis played softball and enjoyed fishing and skiing with his friends.

Austin Davis met his high-school sweetheart Aubree, nine years ago.

 

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  • Thomas Day Jr.
  • 54 Years Old
  • Riverside, California

Thomas Day Jr. worked as a home builder and loved his 4 children — all in their 20’s and 30’s — who were with him at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

“He was the best dad. That’s why the kids were with him,” said his father, Thomas Day Sr. later adding, “His kids are with me right now. They’re crushed.”

 

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  • Christiana Duarte
  • 22 Years Old
  • Torrance, California

Christiana Duarte — known as Chrissy — came from a family of baseball players; her father, Michael, always took her to Dodgers games, her brother Mikey played shortstop at UC Irvine and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox, and her cousins Gerald and Brandon Laird have played pro ball as well.

Before she graduated from the University of Arizona in the spring, Christiana Duarte interned for the Tucson Roadrunners, the Arizona Diamondbacks and then the Los Angeles Rams.

Christiana Duarte started her first full-time job in September as a fan services associate with the Los Angeles Kings hockey team.

“She wanted to be in marketing in those organizations and probably run a sports team, She had those aspirations, and she would’ve made it,” said Los Angeles County Deputy District Atty. Danette Meyers, who has worked with Christiana Duarte’s father for decades in the prosecutor’s office.

 

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  • Stacee Ann Etcheber
  • 50 Years Old
  • Novato, Califorina

Stacee Etcheber was a hairstylist, a mother of 2 children and wife of San Francisco Police Officer Vinnie Etcheber.

In a statement, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said, “Stacee was taken in a senseless act of violence as her husband, SFPD Officer Vinnie Etcheber, heroically rushed to aid shooting victims in Las Vegas on Sunday. Stacee was a beloved mother of two young children and a well-loved hairstylist in Marin County.”

Stacee Etcheber was as likely to be seen cheering on her kids’ sports games as starting a fire on their school camping trips, or helping someone change the oil in their car.

According to San Ramon Elementary School Principal Amanda Langford, Stacee Etcheber lived around the corner from San Ramon Elementary School where both of her children attended, the youngest child is in fifth grade.

Stacee Etcheber was well-known for her involvement in the school and PTA, always making herself available to help students and families, or to chaperone field trips.

 

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  • Brian S. Fraser
  • 39 Years Old
  • La Palma, California

Brian Fraser was a father and was an avid country music fan.

Brian Fraser was a churchgoing man who was a congregant of Friends Church in Yorba Linda.

Brian Fraser became an ordained minister just so he could perform his son’s wedding in July.

Brian Fraser is survived by his wife and four children.

 

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  • Keri Galvan
  • 31 Years Old
  • Thousand Oaks, California

Keri Galvan had 3 children under the age of 10.

Keri Galvan worked as a waitress at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Thousand Oaks, California.

Keri Galvan was a kind person who made everyone smile.

 

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  • Dana Leann Gardner
  • 52 Years Old
  • Grand Terrace, California

Dana Gardner was a deputy recorder-county clerk in the San Bernardino County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s Office in San Bernardino, California.

Dana Gardner had worked for the county since 1991. She attended the concert with one of her daughters.

When Bob Dutton became the San Bernardino County assessor-recorder-clerk, he knew a strong and experienced deputy would be essential to do the job.

 

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  • Angela C. Gomez
  • 20 Years Old
  • Riverside, California

Angela Gomez graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 2015 and attended classes at Riverside Community College.

Angela Gomez participated in the Riverside Children’s Theater, was involved in choir in both middle and high school and was a cheerleader for the high school, according to the school district.

Angela Gomez’s former English teacher and cheer coach, Lupe Avila, said she was “wonderful young woman who had her whole life ahead of her.”

In a statement, the Riverside Unified School District said, “It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that one of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting tragedy was a 2015 graduate of Riverside Poly High School.”

 

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  • Rocio Guillen
  • 40 Years Old
  • Eastvale, California

Rocio Guillen Rocha would want to be remembered as a supermom.

Rocio Guillen Rocha had 2 teenagers, a 1½-year-old and her fourth child, a boy, who was born seven weeks ago.

According to National Public Radio (N.P.R.), Rocio Guillen Rocha was still on maternity leave when she traveled to Las Vegas last weekend.

Rocio Guillen Rocha and her fiance, Chris Jaksha, were fans of country music and were celebrating a friend’s birthday.

Rocio Guillen Rocha, a manager at the California Pizza Kitchen in Santa Ana, grew up in Anaheim and went to Katella High School.

Rocio Guillen Rocha was a hard worker at the restaurant well still finding time to attend her older boy’s sporting events.

Rocio Guillen Rocha and Jaksha were planned on getting married in May, but Rocha reportedly wanted to wait until after she had the baby.

 

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  • Charleston Hartfield
  • 34 Years Old
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Charleston Hartfield was off duty when he attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival, one of many law enforcement officers who went to the country music concert.

Charleston Hartfield was a military veteran and coached youth football.

Charleston Hartfield enlisted in the Army in July 2000 and became a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, ultimately rising to the rank of sergeant first class.

Charleston Hartfield deployed to Iraq during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 and served in a task force that was awarded a presidential unit citation for “extraordinary heroism.”

According to United States Army records, Charleston Hartfield was also awarded several individual commendations and achievement medals throughout his uniformed career.

In a statement, the 82nd Airborne said, “By all accounts he was a special human being, someone who carried the best virtues and characteristics from this division with him beyond his service here.”

Charleston Hartfield joined the Nevada Army National Guard in June 2006 and continued serving until his death.

 

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  • Christopher ‘Chris’ Hazencomb
  • 44 Years Old
  • Camarillo, California

Colleagues and relatives described Chris Hazencomb as a kind and selfless man, a friend and co-worker who loved talking sports.

Chris Hazencomb graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 1991, said Principal Lou Lichtl.

According to Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson, Chris Hazencomb had worked as a self-checkout host at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Camarillo since 2013.

In a statement, Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson said, “We are deeply saddened that one of our associates, Chris Hazencomb, was among those killed in Las Vegas. Our hearts and prayers are with his family, and with all who have lost family members and loved ones in this attack.”

 

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  • Jennifer Topaz Irvine
  • 42 Years Old
  • San Diego, California

Family members say Jennifer Topaz Irvine was a smart woman who enjoyed life and brought joy to others.

Jennifer Topaz Irvine was a family-law attorney in San Diego, California.

Jennifer Topaz Irvine did her undergraduate work at the University of San Diego and later the California Western School of Law.

Jennifer Topaz Irvine enjoyed yoga, snowboarding and taekwondo.

 

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  • Teresa Nicol Kimura
  • 38 Years Old
  • Placentia, California

Teresa Nicol Kimura worked for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration in Irvine, California.

Teresa Nicol Kimura was a 1997 graduate of El Dorado High School in Placentia,

Teresa Nicol Kimura is survived by her parents and a sister.

 

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  • Jessica Klymchuk
  • 34 Years Old
  • Valleyview, Canada

Jessica Klymchuk worked at St. Stephen’s School, was a librarian and a bus driver who was raising 4 children on her own, and was engaged to Brent Irla.

The couple were together at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada when the hail of bullets rained down on the crowd.

Jessica Klymchuk reportedly died Monday morning with Irla by her side.

 

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  • Carly Anne Kreibaum
  • 34 Years Old
  • Sutherland, Iowa

Local librarian Dan Wetherell described Carly Anne Kreibaum as a “kind, loving mother, just working and taking care of her children.”

Carly Anne Kreibaum is survived by her husband, Chris, and 2 young children.

 

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  • Rhonda M. LeRocque
  • 42 Years Old
  • Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Rhonda LeRocque was an active member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and worked at a Cambridge design firm.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Rhonda LeRocque and her husband, Jason, helped rebuild homes in Louisiana.

 

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  • Victor L. Link
  • 55 Years Old
  • San Clemente, California

Victor Link was a loan processor from San Clemente, California.

Victor Link was a music lover and the father of a 23 year old son, a nephew, Vincent Link.

His sister, Lisa Link Hiestand, says, “He was very funny. He was always there for you.”

 

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  • Jordan McIldoon
  • 24 Years Old
  • Maple Ridge, Canada

Jordan McIldoon’s parents described their son, a heavy-duty mechanic apprentice who was about to start a trade school, as a “self-described cowboy boot, tattoo-covered redneck who loved the outdoors.”

Jordan McIldoon grew up on his family’s land in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Pictures of Jordan McIldoon on social media show him in cowboy boots and on snowmobiles and motorcycles, often smiling big with an arm around his girlfriend, Amber Bereza.

 

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  • Kelsey Breanne Meadows
  • 28 Years Old
  • Taft, California

Kelsey Breanne Meadows stayed close to home, growing up to become a substitute teacher at her alma mater, Taft Union High School.

Kelsey Breanne Meadows got to work close to her mother, Stacy Lynn Meadows, an IT manager for the district.

According to the school district, Kelsey Breanne Meadows graduated from the high school in 2007 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fresno before joining the school district as a substitute teacher in 2012.

The school district made counselors available for grieving students and staff, and planned a vigil in honor of Meadows at the high school Wednesday evening.

[n a statement, Principal Mary Alice Finn said, “Kelsey was smart, compassionate and kind. She had a sweet spirit and a love for children.”

Kelsey Breanne Meadows was a Fresno State University alumna.

In a statement, Dr. Michelle Denbeste, dean of the College of Social Sciences at Fresno State, said, “The College of Social Sciences is devastated to learn about the tragic and untimely death of Kelsey Meadows. She is remembered by her teachers as an amazing individual who got along well with her peers, was always friendly and cheerful and was a good student. We care deeply for the success and well-being of our students, and we are heartbroken to learn one of our own was a victim of this tragedy. We will extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends.”

 

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  • Calla Marie Medig
  • 28 Years Old
  • Edmonton, Canada

Calla Medig was going to become a manager at Moxie’s restaurant in Edmonton, but before reaching that professional milestone Thursday, she was going to spend some time in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Calla Medig had gone to the Route 91 Music festival for 3 straight years, and decided to go again this year with her friends.

Her boss at Moxie’s, Scott Collingwood, grew concerned Monday morning when he couldn’t reach Calla Medig.

Finally, the friend who was with Calla Medig at the festival called back and told Scott Collingwood the sad news.

“She’s left a huge hole in our hearts,” Scott Collingwood said of Calla Medig adding. “She was an absolute fantastic lady.”

 

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  • James ‘Sonny’ Melton
  • 29 Years Old
  • Tennessee

James ‘Sonny’ Melton was a nurse who saved his wife’s life before losing his own.

“He grabbed me from behind and started running when I felt him get shot in the back,” his wife, Heather Melton, told USA Today.

The couple worked at the Henry County Medical Center; she an orthopedic surgeon and he a nurse.

In a statement, Henry County Medical Center CEO Thomas Gee said, “The thoughts and prayers of the entire HCMC family are with Sonny and Heather’s families.”

Friends and co-worker say Sonny Melton was such an amazing person and an amazing nurse.

James ‘Sonny’ Melton was reportedly the president of his nursing class at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

 

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  • Patricia Mestas
  • 67 Years Old
  • Menifee, California

Patricia Mestas loved her family and was a country music fanatic.

Patricia Mestas favorite singer was Jason Aldean.

Her family said, “She was at the concert in Las Vegas enjoying he music that she waited so long to go to…happy and excited.”

 

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  • Austin Cooper Meyer
  • 24 Years Old
  • Marina, California

Austin Cooper Meyer was a Seaside High School graduate was celebrating his 24th birthday with his girlfriend at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Austin Cooper Meyer was a big fan of Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots, one of the acts performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Austin Cooper Meyer had recently moved to Reno, Nevada to attend Truckee Meadows Community College.

Austin Cooper Meyer was earning a degree in Transportation Technologies.

While living in Marina, Austin Cooper Meyer worked as a driver for Main Event Transportation in Monterey.

 

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  • Adrian Allan Murfitt
  • 35 Years Old
  • Anchorage, Alaska

Adrian Murfitt was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.

Adrian Murfitt worked as a commercial fisherman and was a fan of country music.

Adrian Murfitt decided to travel with longtime friend Brian MacKinnon to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend Sunday’s concert.

 

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  • Rachael Kathleen Parker
  • 33 Years Old
  • Manhattan Beach, California

Rachael Parker was a records technician at the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

Rachael Parker was among 4 off-duty department employees who attended the concert Sunday night.

“She was just a great, great worker, always happy — definitely had her whole future ahead of her. I’m heartbroken and speechless,” said Manhattan Beach Police Department spokeswoman Kristi Colombo.

 

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  • Jennifer Parks
  • 36 Years Old
  • Lancaster, California

Jennifer Parks had just started her third year of teaching kindergarten at Anaverde Hills School in Palmdale.

Jennifer Parks was attending the Sunday night concert with her husband, who was injured in the shooting,

Jennifer Parks had 2 children: one in the elementary school where she taught and one in high school.

According to Westside Union School District Supt. Regina Rossall, Jennifer Parks was the kind of teacher everybody wants their children to have, and every child in her class was the most important child to her.

The Westside Union School District learned of Parks’ death Monday morning, and the school’s principal asked parents to talk to their children.

According to Westside Union School District Supt. Regina Rossall, Jennifer Parks was “a blessing to our school district and our students. It is just unfortunate that she will not get to share her joy of learning with more students.”

 

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  • Carolyn Lee Parsons
  • 31 Years Old
  • Seattle, Washington

Carolyn Lee Parsons was a huge fan of country music singer Eric Church, who reportedly was playing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night.

As a manager at the Seattle staffing and recruiting firm Ajilon, Carolyn Lee Parsons grew up across Puget Sound on Bainbridge Island.

As a 2004 graduate of Bainbridge High, Carolyn Lee Parsons played on the school’s volleyball and fast-pitch softball teams and earned a college arts scholarship awarded by Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.

Carolyn Lee Parsons graduated in 2008 from Arizona State University with an arts degree and spent a year studying at the Seattle Art Institute.

Carolyn Lee Parsons was an advisor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle and a volunteer for numerous causes including Toys for Tots, the Girl Scouts and Food Lifeline.

 

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  • Lisa Marie Patterson
  • 46 Years Old
  • Lomita, California

Lisa Patterson was a loving mother to 3 children, wife and constant presence at the PV Girls Softball League fields.

Lisa Patterson and her husband Bob spent endless hours with the PV Girls Softball League fields, donating their time and energy to help the girls of our community.

 

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  • John Joseph Phippen
  • 56 Years Old
  • Santa Clarita, California

John Phippen was born in New York and later moved to California.

John Phippen was the owner of JP Specialties, a home remodeling company in Santa Clarita.

John Phippen was dancing next to his son, Travis, at the country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada when he was struck by a bullet in the lower back.

Travis, an emergency medical technician, carried his father to a car that took them to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where the elder Phippen died from his injuries.

“He was my best friend. He never did anything wrong to anybody. He was always kind and gentle. He was the biggest teddy bear I knew,” said Travis.

In the chaotic scene, Travis had been shot in the arm but didn’t realize it until he arrived at the hospital.

Travis is staying with family in the Las Vegas area until the Clark County coroner releases his father’s body.

“We are all kind of in disbelief that it would happen to someone so gentle,” said Travis.

 

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  • Melissa V. Ramirez
  • 26 Years Old
  • Littlerock, California

Melissa Ramirez graduated from California State University, Bakersfield, in 2014, with a degree in business administration.

Melissa Ramirez worked for the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Melissa Ramirez was a sports fan who loved the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers and USC Trojans.

 

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  • Jordyn N. Rivera
  • 21 Years Old
  • La Verne, California

Jordyn Rivera was a fourth-year student at Cal State San Bernardino and had spend the summer studying abroad in London.

In a letter to the campus community, University President Tomás D. Morales wrote, “We will remember and treasure her for her warmth, optimism, energy, and kindness.”

University President Tomás D. Morales said he had spent time with Jordyn Rivera when she was studying abroad.

Jordyn Rivera was a member of the national health education honors society Eta Sigma Gamma and graduated from Bonita High School in La Verne, where she grew up.

 

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  • Quinton Robbins
  • 20 Years Old
  • Henderson, Nevada

Quinton Robbins was a recreation employee for the City of Henderson in Henderson, Nevada.

Quinton Robbins was the oldest of 3 children and a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

In a Facebook post early Monday, his aunt, Kilee Wells Sanders, announced Robbins’ death writing, “My sweetest nephew has passed away. He was the most kind and loving soul. Everyone who met him, loved him. His contagious laugh and smile. He was truly an amazing person. He will be missed by so many, he is loved by so many.”

 

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  • Cameron Robinson
  • 28 Years Old
  • St. George, Utah

Cameron Robinson was known for being spontaneous, smart and the life of any space he entered.

According to Las Vegas City Atty. Brad Jerbic, his boss and friend, Cameron Robinson grew up in Henderson, Nevada and moved to St. George, Utah, recently to live with his partner.

Las Vegas City Atty. Brad Jerbic said met Cameron Robinson about seven years ago and was immediately impressed.

Cameron Robinson was the resident party planner and was supposed to plan the Christmas party this year.

 

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  • Tara Ann Roe
  • 34 Years Old
  • Alberta, Canada

Tara Ann Roe was the mother of 2 young children.

Tara Ann Roe worked as an educational assistant for the Foothills School Division in Alberta.

Tara Ann Roe spent more than a decade as a model with Sophia Models International.

In a statement, Sophia Models International said, “Sophia Models would like to send out our condolences to Tara Roe’s family and friends. She worked as a model for our agency for over 10 yrs, She was always a friendly face and had a very caring spirit. We are saddened, shocked and pray for everyone affected by this tragedy.”

 

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  • Lisa Romero-Muniz
  • 48 Years Old
  • Gallup, New Mexico

Lisa Romero worked as a secretary for Gallup-McKinley County Schools in Gallup, New Mexico.

Colleagues remembered Lisa Romero as a loving person who went out of her way to give advice to students.

In a statement, Gallup-McKinley interim superintendent Mike Hyatt said Lisa Romero “was an incredible loving and sincere friend, mentor and advocate for students in many of our schools. As a colleague, she was also outgoing, kind and considerate of all those she worked with, and we will miss all of these great attributes she shared with students, staff and parents in our community.”

Teachers and administrators at the Miyamura High School, where she was based, visited students in their classrooms Monday to offer support.

 

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  • Christopher (Chris) Louis Roybal
  • 28 Years Old
  • Corona, California

Christopher Roybal was a dog handler for the United States Navy, served in Afghanistan and survived combat.

Christopher Roybal lived in Denver, Colorado, but grew up in Corona, California.

U.S. Navy veteran Christopher Roybal had survived firefights with armed militants in the outer reaches of Afghanistan, and was one week shy of turning 29 when he traveled with his mother, Debbie Allen, to celebrate his birthday.

Christopher Roybal served 5 years in the Navy after enlisting in 2007, a period in which he earned a Combat Action Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, according to Navy records.

 

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  • Brett Schwanbeck
  • 61 Years Old
  • Bullhead City, Arizona

Brett Schwanbeck died Tuesday afternoon at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada where he had been fighting for his life since Sunday’s deadly shooting.

Brett Schwanbeck is being remembered by family and friends as a “funny, generous, kind, loving” man.

Brett Schwanbeck was a retired truck driver.

Brett Schwanbeck is survived by 5 siblings, 3 kids and 5 grandchildren.

 

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  • Bailey Schweitzer
  • 20 Years Old
  • Bakersfield, California

Bailey Schweitzer started work 7months ago as a receptionist at Infinity Communications and Consulting, a software company in Bakersfield, California where she quickly made an impression.

Bailey Schweitzer was a former high school cheerleader and worked as a receptionist at Infinity Communications.

According to Chief Executive Fred Brakeman, “Bailey was always the ray of sunshine in our office on a cloudy day. No one could possibly have a bad day when Bailey was around. If you have ever called or visited our office, she was the perky one that helped direct you to the staff member you needed.”

Friends and colleagues decided to hold a candlelight vigil Monday evening at the office where she worked.

 

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  • Laura Anne Shipp
  • 50 Years Old
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Laura Shipp had such a close bond with her 23 year old son, Corey, that they lived together in Las Vegas, Nevada and were looking to buy a house.

Laura was originally from Thousand Oaks, California, worked at Sierra Air Conditioning as a dispatcher, and loved the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Laura Shipp had many friends and was loved.

The devoted Dodgers fan, Laura Shipp returned to California a few times a year to visit friends.

Laura Shipp, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada 5 years ago, worked for a heating and air condition company.

On Sunday, Laura Shipp was attending the concert in Las Vegas with her son and friends when bullets started flying.

 

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  • Erick Silva
  • 21 Years Old
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Erick Silva was the type of guy who bought hamburgers for elderly people who found themselves homeless and without supper last Christmas.

Erick Silva was very generous. He liked to help other people.

Erick Silva regularly gave friends rides in his car to tend to errands and even helped a neighbor haul an old sofa to the dump, refusing to accept money in exchange.

According to Las Vegas branch of Contemporary Services Corp. vice president Jay Purves, Erick Silva lifted concertgoers over a barricade and to safety near the front of the stage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival where he was stationed Sunday night.

“He was a hero,” said Las Vegas branch of Contemporary Services Corp. vice president Jay Purves adding, “He was saving lives.”

Las Vegas branch of Contemporary Services Corp. vice president Jay Purves said Erick Silva, who had been with the company for about three years, was shot several times, including once in the face.

According to Las Vegas branch of Contemporary Services Corp. vice president Jay Purves, he and others carried Erick Silva’s body away from the shooting zone.

 

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  • Susan Smith
  • 53 Years Old
  • Simi Valley, California

Susan Smith was married with children, and had worked for the district for 16 years.

For most students and visitors to Vista Fundamental Elementary School, Susan Smith was usually the first person they would see when they walked into the school.

According to Simi Valley Unified School District .spokeswoman Jake Finch, “She was the office manager, which means she was the hub of the school. She was the center of it. Everyone who came through those doors she knew. She knew the children, she knew the staff, she knew the parents. She was great with the children, patient and kind. Her loss is huge to us.”

 

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  • Brennan Lee Stewart
  • 30 Years Old
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Brennan Stewart loved his girlfriend and music.

Brennan Stewart was an avid country fan who wrote and played country music

His family said, “Brennan was the kind of guy who always put others before himself; including up to the moment he lost his life.”

 

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  • Lt. Derrick “Bo” Dean Taylor
  • 56 Years Old
  • Oxnard, California

Lt. Derrick “Bo” Taylor’s career as a California corrections officer spanned 29 years.

Derrick “Bo” Taylor got started with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 1988 at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in Galt, California.

In 1994, Derrick “Bo” Taylor started working at the Wasco State Prison as an officer and transferred a year later to the High Desert State Prison.

By 1997, Derrick “Bo” Taylor was promoted to correctional sergeant at Pleasant Valley State Prison and four years later to correctional lieutenant.

In 2004, Derrick “Bo” Taylor began working as a camp commander for the La Cima Conservation Camp — one of 43 camps in California that houses inmates who fight wildfires.

Derrick “Bo” Taylor stayed there for 10 years before transferring to Ventura Conservation Camp.

Derrick “Bo” Taylor had attended the music festival with his girlfriend, Denise Cohen, who also died.

Derrick “Bo” Taylor is survived by 2 sons.

 

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  • Neysa C. Tonks
  • 46 Years Old
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Neysa Tonks worked at Technologent, a technology company based in Irvine, and was the mother of 3 boys.

Family and friends say Neysa Tonks brought joy, happiness, fun and laughter to so many people and was always been there for her community in time of need.

 

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  • Michelle Vo
  • 32 Years Old
  • Los Angles, California 

Michelle Vo worked at New York Life Insurance in the Glendale/Pasadena, California area, and had recently become a member of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce.

She grew up in Northern California and attending U.C. Davis.

Michelle Vo graduated from UC Davis, studied abroad and was employed in the Bay Area before moving to Southern California.

Family described Michelle Vo as a sparkling and adventurous person who relished life.

 

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  • Kurt Allen Von Tillow
  • 55 Years Old
  • Cameron Park, California

Kurt von Tillow is described by family as a great husband and friend, but it might be his laugh that some people will miss most.

Kurt von Tillow had a truck company.

On Monday night, friends, family and neighbors gathered at Cameron Park Country Club to mourn him.

 

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  • William “Bill” W. Wolfe, Jr.
  • 42 Years Old
  • Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Wolfe Jr. was a father of 2 who happily gave up his free time to coach Little League baseball and youth wrestling,

As a youth wrestling coach for the Shippensburg Greyhound wrestling team, Bill Wolfe Jr. was the kind of coach to pull the child aside and tell them what they did right and how proud he was of them and then follow it with a few tips on how to improve.

Wolfe Jr. and his wife, Robyn, went together to the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Authorities say Robyn was not injured, but Wolfe Jr. was killed.

Wolfe Jr. is survived by his wife and 2 sons.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf released a statement about Wolfe Jr. on Tuesday saying, “On behalf of our family and all Pennsylvanians, our hearts go out to the Wolfe family and the entire Shippensburg community.”

 

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Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas, Nevada, has put a GoFundMe page together to raise funds to assist the victims of the tragic deadly shooting.

Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific deadly shooting​.

** GoFundMe: Las Vegas Victims Fund: **

https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund

** You can also find a list of GoFundMe fundraiser pages for the victims of the deadly shooting at the following GoFundMe website address: **

https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/las-vegas-shooting

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. **

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